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Arms reach vs. graco travel lite A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16222 posts
30th Aug '13

Im in Canada so finding an arms reach mini convertable co-sleeper is a very difficult and expensive task so I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with the graco and can tell me if the features I'm looking for are comparable. I'm needing something smaller than a play yard because baby has to be in our room and it's not that big, I need it to convert to a mini play yard because it needs to last baby unt he's 6-7 months so a basinet won't be safe at that stage, and because my hubby works some night shifts I need it to be able to go through a doorway without breaking it down to move it to another room for baby's naps when he is sleeping.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49130 posts
30th Aug '13

Most graco's no even the travel lite one let me see what i can find u

Adri♥Ava 18 kids; New York 7450 posts
30th Aug '13

I've had both I didn't like the plasticky hard feel of the Graco , my almost 5 month old still sleeps in her arms reach the mini the reg is way bigger it has storage in the bottom no plastic feel and comfy.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16222 posts
30th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Adri♥Ava:</b>" I've had both I didn't like the plasticky hard feel of the Graco , my almost 5 month old still sleeps ... [snip!] ... old still sleeps in her arms reach the mini the reg is way bigger it has storage in the bottom no plastic feel and comfy."</blockquote>




Did you have the mini or the mini convertible? I was under the impression that the convertible had storage underneath.

Adri♥Ava 18 kids; New York 7450 posts
30th Aug '13

Mini classic co sleeper I also love how the sides have pockets to put diapers lotion etc . My daughter is very high needs so I love being able to put the side down and she could see me when she wakes up loved it when she was newb as I could see if she was breathing and such.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16222 posts
31st Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Adri♥Ava:</b>" Mini classic co sleeper I also love how the sides have pockets to put diapers lotion etc . My daughter ... [snip!] ... the side down and she could see me when she wakes up loved it when she was newb as I could see if she was breathing and such."</blockquote>




Does the side go up and down easily? I'm just wondering about switching from daytime napping to nighttime sleeping, I'd want to have the side up when I'm not sleeping with him but down when I'm in bed so I'm hope the transition between the two positions is an easy switch

Adri♥Ava 18 kids; New York 7450 posts
31st Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A, E & W's mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Adri♥Ava:</b>" Mini classic co sleeper I also love how ... [snip!] ... when I'm not sleeping with him but down when I'm in bed so I'm hope the transition between the two positions is an easy switch"</blockquote>



Its fairly simple when its down to lift it up there are some straps that you click off its one of the straps that are in a bouncer or swing that you use to buckle I'm a child . Then there's a 'press here' that unlocks the side then you just lift the side and slide both corners in . To put back down you press the same button to unlock it slide out the slots lift to lock it in and put on the straps. I usually leave it down because I like to watch her as I lay down she's a few days shy of 5 months more room left to grow and has never fallen out or anything crazy like that.